Guidebook

Ski Tours to Test your Limits around Courmayeur

With everything from multi-day adventures to short steep descents, expert skiers won’t be left wanting in the Aosta Valley.

Description

Right in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif lies the beautiful little Italian ski town of Courmayeur. Lining the cobblestoned streets are historic churches, fine restaurants, and elegant boutiques. The backdrop of majestic mountain peaks adds to the splendour of this little alpine town. Not to mention the skiing.

With fantastic off-piste options and easy access via a high-speed cable car to the neighbouring ski giant Chamonix, there are tonnes of ski tours in and around Courmayeur to try. Here are 4 routes to take you away from the crowds and on some thrilling descents. If you want something remote, wild and hair-raisingly steep, jump on the Col D’Entreves.

Sources:
http://aosta-valley.co.uk/destinations/courmayeur/
https://www.ski.com/blog/7-reasons-to-ski-courmayeur-this-winter/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/resort-guides/Courmayeur-piste-guide/

Alternate route to Tré La Téte Basin

Alternate route to Tré La Téte Basin

Courmayeur
2 - 3 hrs
5.6 km
238 m
1,014 m
47 °
An awesome two day tour to link up with a descent of the Armancette Glacier
Difficult
Private
Petit Géant Shoulder
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Petit Géant Shoulder

Chamonix
1 - 2 hrs
2.2 km
239 m
691 m
58 °
Shorter alternative to the Dent du Géant South Face
Extreme
Private
Col D'Entreves
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Col D'Entreves

Chamonix
0 - 1 hrs
2.7 km
9 m
1,094 m
47 °
SE
A wild setting sets the tone for an incredible descent, steep and committing.
Severe
Private
Arp Vielle

Arp Vielle

Courmayeur
1 - 2 hrs
4.4 km
77 m
807 m
36 °
A long traverse and a small hike will take you in another wild valley far away from slopes
Difficult
Private